After a weekend deluge that hit parts of Texas, there is a risk for additional flooding as more heavy rain and moisture from Octave targets the state into midweek.
While there are benefits from the rain, there is a high probability of more road closures from flooding and low water crossings will be especially susceptible.
The ground is already saturated from a general 2-4 inches over the weekend. A portion of the rain will runoff instead of being absorbed into the ground as a result.
An additional 2-4 inches will fall across central Texas through Wednesday with the majority of that rain falling late Tuesday into early Wednesday. The heaviest rain will fall from the Big Bend area to the northeastern corner of the state. There is a potential for some places to get double that amount and 1-2 inches could fall in as little as one hour.
Some of the Texas cities at risk for additional heavy rain and flooding include Waco, Austin, Del Rio and College Station. However, cities such as Dallas, San Antonio, San Angelo and Houston could receive heavy rain and some urban flooding.
The rain over the past few weeks has helped alleviate the severe drought conditions impacting parts of the state.
As moisture from the diminishing Octave moves ashore through Wednesday, it will bring torrential rain along with life threatening flash flooding and mudslides over part of northern Mexico.
A powerful storm will bring disruptive weather from Spain to France and Italy for Christmas Day.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
After several days of unseasonable warmth, bitter cold and rounds of snow will continue to spread across the Western and Central states into this weekend.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
Wind gusts to 91 mph across the San Joaquin Valley - hundreds of cars and trucks buried by blowing dust.
N. California & Oregon (1964)
Great warm surge and torrential rains on deep snow cover; record floods followed.
Portland, OR (1892)
27.5" of snow (21st-24th).